2:35 AM EST, Tue February 19, 2019
10 hours ago
Pre-Combine depth chart - Who are the top 5 quarterbacks?

Pre-Combine depth chart - Who are the top 5 quarterbacks?

What does the quarterback depth chart look like before the 2019 Scouting Combine? The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is nearly upon us. The Combine is one of the biggest weeks of the NFL calendar, where teams get together in Indianapolis and put the upcoming draft class under the microscope. The real reason for the Combine is the in-depth medical check-up, but it is also an opportunity to put every position group on the field to quantify their athleticism and compare them under the same circumstances. It is also a time when big boards start to come in to focus. Here at Big Blue View, we...
10 hours ago
Big Blue View Radio mail call!

Big Blue View Radio mail call!

Dan and I want to hear from you. What Giants questions do you want answered? Hey everybody! If you listened to the latest episode the podcast with Dan and I (and really, why wouldn’t you be listening? We’re delightful and informative), we announced that we are looking for questions for a “mail bag” segment. Rather than making a single full episode of your questions, we are looking at making it a regular recurring segment. But to do that, we need still need some help from you, the Big Blue View faithful, in the form of questions. So, if you have any questions you’d like us to...
14 hours ago
What should Giants make of sack king Jaylon Ferguson?

What should Giants make of sack king Jaylon Ferguson?

Production, but also questions What should NFL teams make of college football’s reigning sack king? That is the question we need to ask about Jaylon Ferguson of Louisiana Tech. On one hand, the league has an insatiable hunger for pass rushers and will take chances on unproven players, let alone ones who are consistently productive. However, it is very unusual for pass rushers who are average-at-best athletes to emerge as elite pass rushers in the NFL. So what do we make of Ferguson, who was both highly and consistently productive in college, but doesn’t profile as an NFL EDGE rusher?...
15 hours ago
‘Exceptional’ slot corner Bryce Callahan on Giants’ radar?

‘Exceptional’ slot corner Bryce Callahan on Giants’ radar?

If Giants want to upgrade secondary, Callahan could be the answer One of the better stories of 2018 for the New York Giants was the emergence of undrafted rookie free agent Grant Haley as a capable slot cornerback. In an effort to improve their secondary, though, could the Giants go after the best slot cornerback on the market — Bryce Callahan of the Chicago Bears? The basics Age: 27Height: 5-foot-9 | Weight: 188Experience: 42018 stats: 13 games (10 starts) | Interceptions (2) | Passes defensed (6) | Sacks (2) | Tackles (45)PFF numbers: Overall grade (81.4) | Run defense (57.8) | Tackling...
17 hours ago
Mel Kiper mock draft 2.0: Dwayne Haskins to New York Giants

Mel Kiper mock draft 2.0: Dwayne Haskins to New York Giants

Another mock draft, another selection of Haskins by the Giants As is our policy here, we try to avoid overwhelming our draft coverage by reporting on every mock draft to get published. If we did, we probably wouldn’t have time to actually talk about the New York Giants themselves. But, we do make a point of passing along mock drafts from the big names, the draft gurus at the national outlets who are either well connected around the league, have an NFL scouting background, or both. In those cases, we think that those drafts might offer actual insight into how various teams might be...
18 hours ago
Decision time is here for New York Giants, Landon Collins

Decision time is here for New York Giants, Landon Collins

Also, an explanation of the franchise and transition tags Tuesday is the first day NFL teams can designate franchise or transition players. Will the New York Giants use a tag to keep safety Landon Collins from reaching free agency? The 2019 salary cap has not yet been set, so the exact cost of using a tag on Collins can only be estimated. Using a projected $190 million cap, CBS Sports cap analyst Joel Corry estimated the franchise tag to cost $11.287 million for safeties. Over The Cap estimated the franchise tag at $12.037 million and the transition tag at $10.268 million. Collins, 25, has...
19 hours ago
Giants news, 2/18: Dwayne Haskins, free agency, NFL Draft, much more

Giants news, 2/18: Dwayne Haskins, free agency, NFL Draft, much more

Let’s get your week started Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s get your week started with some headlines. Chasing Matthew Slater: Giants’ Michael Thomas on first Pro Bowl nod and why special teamers deserve better – The Athletic Thomas is a thoughtful guy worth paying attention to. Franchise tag candidates: DeMarcus Lawrence tops no-brainers - NFL.com Landon Collins a tag candidate. 10 Draft Picks Your Team Might Regret In 2019 NFL Draft - The Draft Network Buyer beware. Projecting landing spots for the NFL's top free agents in 2019 | NFL Analysis | Pro Football Focus PFF’s...
Feb 17, 2019
Irv Smith Jr. could give Giants flexibility at tight end

Irv Smith Jr. could give Giants flexibility at tight end

If the Giants part company with Rhett Ellison, Alabama’s Irv Smith is an intriguing option One of the most interesting aspects of the modern NFL is how quickly positions can evolve and swing in and out of fashion. Few have changed more in the last few years than the tight end position. A decade ago, tight ends were largely blockers, smaller offensive tackles who could be moved around, be safety blankest for quarterbacks, and occasionally use their size in the endzone. Fast forward a few years and the position has been revolutionized. Players who were too small to be tight ends used to...
Feb 17, 2019
Dwayne Haskins’ chance is coming, Shaun O’Hara’s stance on Eli Manning, more

Dwayne Haskins’ chance is coming, Shaun O’Hara’s stance on Eli Manning, more

It’s a Sunday edition of ‘Valentine’s Views’ It’s a lazy Sunday without football, or a whole lot to do. Unless this is a February break week for you and you are vacationing with the kids. Or, unless you really want to watch AAF games. To keep your mind tuned to football it’s a Sunday edition of ‘Valentine’s Views,’ where I hit of number of topics that are important to the current state of affairs with your New York Giants. Dwayne Haskins right for Giants? Combine is key Despite all of the recent hysteria over Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State remains the top...
Feb 16, 2019
Arizona State DT Renell Wren could add depth to Giants’ defensive line

Arizona State DT Renell Wren could add depth to Giants’ defensive line

Is Arizona State’s Renell Wren an unpolished gem of a defensive tackle? The 2019 NFL Draft is going to be defined by its front seven players. As it stands now, two of the top players in the entire draft are undersized defensive tackles who could play a variety of roles in a variety of defensive fronts. But what if a team is unable to draft one of those players? This draft doesn’t just have elite talent at the position, it also has solid depth of players in that mold. The New York Giants have a solid foundation in the middle of their defensive front with Dalvin Tomlinson and B.J. Hill,...
Feb 16, 2019
Assessing Bill Barnwell’s five-point plan for fixing the New York Giants

Assessing Bill Barnwell’s five-point plan for fixing the New York Giants

Everybody has an idea — let’s discuss this one Everybody thinks they have the plan that will turn the New York Giants into winners in 2019. Bill Barnwell of ESPN recently offered his take, putting together offseason five-point plans for every NFL team, Let’s look at Barnwell’s five things he thinks the Giants should do. I will offer my thoughts on each point. You know what to do if you have thoughts of your own to share. 1. Franchise Landon Collins Barnwell writes: “Losing Collins, one of the few young building blocks the Giants have on defense, would be a step backward for a...
Feb 16, 2019
Draft scenarios, cap questions, more in this week’s BBV mailbag

Draft scenarios, cap questions, more in this week’s BBV mailbag

The mail’s here, so let’s get to it Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s get right to the BBV Mailbag and see what questions we can answer for you this week. Paul Miller asks: I’d rather see the Giants improve the o-line and their defense in the draft rather than taking a qb. I’m a believer in Eli and think he can still win with a better line and defense. My question is how does dead money effect the Giants cap? Ed says: Dead money is just that. Dead. It is money allocated vs. the salary cap to players who are no longer on your team. It counts against the cap and is,...
Feb 15, 2019
[Podcast]: Non-quarterback options for the Giants at No. 6 in 2019 NFL Draft

[Podcast]: Non-quarterback options for the Giants at No. 6 in 2019 NFL Draft

What are the options if quarterback isn’t the pick for the Giants? The New York Giants have to select a quarterback when it is time to turn in the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, right? That was what we thought a year ago when the Giants held the second overall pick with Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson, and Josh Allen on the board. Instead of selecting one of the quarterbacks, they selected running back Saquon Barkley. A year later, the Giants find themselves in a remarkably similar position, holding the sixth overall pick and their need at quarterback that much...
Feb 15, 2019
2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Andy Isabella, WR, UMass

2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Andy Isabella, WR, UMass

Is Andy Isabella an eventual successor to Sterling Shepard? The New York Giants have a decision to make after the 2019 season regarding their offense. They will have to decide whether or not they want to sign Sterling Shepard to a second contract after making Odell Beckham Jr. one of the most highly paid players in the NFL. Shepard is an under-appreciated player who is reliable as a possession receiver, productive when the offense flows through him, and utterly selfless when it comes to helping his teammates produce. That being said, he is smaller than Dave Gettleman has preferred in...
Feb 15, 2019
Giants news, 2/15: Offensive line, Jaylon Ferguson, NFL Draft more

Giants news, 2/15: Offensive line, Jaylon Ferguson, NFL Draft more

Let’s check your Friday headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! Headed off to work? Take Thursday’s ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast, in which CBS Sports draft analyst Chris Trapasso gives his take on Kyler Murray, with you. Also, don’t miss Patricia Traina’s take on the salary cap implications for the Giants of acquiring either Nick Foles or Case Keenum. 7-year slump: Why Giants keep striking out drafting and signing offensive linemen | What needs to change now? | nj.com Ryan Dunleavy talks to a number of people who know both the Giants and offensive line play in this...